CCNA 200-301 Overview

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is a widely-recognized IT certification for individuals who are starting their IT careers. Cisco’s CCNA certification course is ideal for workers involved in digital transformation initiatives that help in business growth and new-age infrastructure. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification course certifies your knowledge and abilities in the foundations of networking, IP connection, security, automation, and more.

Learning Objectives

Participants who take part in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course will learn:


  • Install, manage, setup IPV4 to IPV6 network
  • Installing switches to execute the initial setup
  • Understanding routing and implementation of a Cisco router
  • Resolve network difficulties and frequent problems with IPv4 addressing
  • VLANs, trunks, and inter-VLAN Routing
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) (RSTP)
  • WAN and VPN ideas
  • How to incorporate virtualization via network and device topologies, and more

Salary Prospects of a CCNA certified Professional

CCNA certification is widely popular among professionals internationally. Not only CCNA, but every credential from Cisco is in high demand. Let’s have a look at CCNA certified professionals’ compensation from across the globe.

United States

USD 61,000 to USD 125,000

United Kingdom

Pounds 27,000 to 52,000


Rupees 4 lakhs to 6.5 lakhs 


AUD 81,000 to 101,000 


AED 303,000 to 548,000


SGD 100,000 to 181,000


Exam Name

200-301 CCNA

Exam Cost

USD 300

Exam Format

Multiple Choice

Total Questions

120 Questions

Passing Score

849 out of 1000

Exam Duration

2 Hours (120 Minutes)


English and Japanese

Testing Center

Pearson Vue

Skills Measured/CCNA Examination Weights

  • Network Fundamentals – 20%
  • Network Access – 20%
  • IP Connectivity – 25%
  • IP Services – 10%
  • Security Fundamentals – 15%
  • Automation and Programmability – 10%

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Course Modules

  • Describe properties of network topology architectures
  • Compare physical interface and cabling types
  • Compare TCP to UDP
  • Setup and test IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • Describe the requirement for private IPv4 addressing
  • Setup and validate IPv6 addressing and prefix
  • Compare IPv6 address types
  • Describe wireless principles
  • Explain virtualization foundations (virtual machines) (virtual machines)
  • Describe swapping ideas
  • Setup and validate VLANs (normal range) across several switches
  • Setup and verify interswitch connection
  • Setup and validate (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel (LACP) (LACP)
  • Describe the necessity for the fundamental operations of Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol and highlight basic functions
  • Interpret the components of routing table
  • Setup and validate IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
  • Setup and validate single area OSPFv2
  • Describe the objective of first hop redundancy protocol
  • Setup and verify within source NAT using static and pools
  • Setup and test NTP working in a client and server manner
  • Explain the function of DHCP and DNS inside the network
  • Explain the purpose of SNMP in network operations
  • Describe the usage of syslog features including facilities and levels
  • Setup and validate DHCP client and relay
  • Setup network devices for remote access using SSH
  • Describe remote access and site-to-site VPNs
  • Setup and validate access control lists
  • Setup Layer 2 security features (DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and port security) (DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and port security)
  • Differentiate authentication, authorization, and accounting concepts
  • Describe wireless security protocols (WPA, WPA2, and WPA3) (WPA, WPA2, and WPA3)
  • Setup WLAN with WPA2 PSK using the GUI
  • Explain how automation effects network management
  • Compare conventional networks with controller-based networking
  • Compare typical campus device management with Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
  • Describe properties of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding) (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding)
  • Recognize the capabilities of configuration management systems Puppet, Chef, and Ansible


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    This exam assesses a candidate’s knowledge and abilities connected with network basics, IP connection, network access, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.

    Cisco provides a variety of certificates in many industries. There are several levels of certificates in Cisco such as entry, associate, specialist, professional, expert, architect. Each level integrated numerous certificates in it.

    The (200-301) test is accessible in English and Japanese language.

    The applicant may register the test at the Pearson VUE.

    The applicant needs to spend $300 USD in order to register the test.